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Bill Yoast, High School Football Coach Whose Team Inspired Remember the Titans, Dies at 94

Bill Yoast, High School Football Coach Whose Team Inspired Remember the Titans, Dies at 94

Bill Yoast, the high school football coach whose undefeated 1971 team served as inspiration for the classic film Remember the Titans, died Friday at an assisted living home in Virginia. He was 94.

Yoast’s death was announced in a news release by the Alexandria City Public School district, where he coached and taught at T.C. Williams High School for nearly 25 years.

Yoast, who was portrayed in the Disney film by Will Patton, came on at T.C. in 1971 as defensive coordinator and assistant coach to head coach Herman Boone, played in the film by Denzel Washington.

The men’s partnership was noteworthy,

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